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Employment & HR

Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understand the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.

We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients.

We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi- nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments.

We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools.

We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:

We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risk and we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations.

We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and offer client portals containing useful templates and fact sheets.

Fact Sheets

Collaborative Employment Law (‘CEL’)

An introduction to CEL, what it is, what the benefits are and how it works. Read more

Holiday Pay fact sheet

Factoring overtime pay into holiday pay after the recent case law decision in Bear Scotland, is a source of considerable confusion for many employers. We outline the key points. Read more

Apprenticeships FAQs fact sheet

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all industries by offering a route to harness fresh talent and by developing courses that meet your business needs. This fact sheet summarises some frequently asked questions. Read more

Employment law for business fact sheet

This fact sheet provides details of our expertise. Read more


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News & Events

Data Protection and the GDPR for HR Professionals

This webinar will provide a quick reminder of current data protection laws relevant to a business’ HR function and consider the impact that the General Data Protection Regulation will have on current practices. Read more


Three quarters of Kent businesses subject to cyber-attack in 2017

Survey reveals rapidly increasing business cyber threat. Read more


Preventing fraud and cyber-crime

A practical guide to securing your business data, cash and reputation. Read more


‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: Getting the best out of your employees

For most businesses, employees are the main cost and ensuring your workforce is operating effectively is essential for organisational success. This session will look at the key means of increasing the effectiveness of your workforce, including reference to bonuses and financial incentives, attendance and performance management and wellbeing strategies. Read more


Kent businesses urged to manage ageing workforces effectively

Seminar hears that retaining older workers is vital part of combating skills shortages. Read more


Apprenticeships opportunity for Kent businesses

Brachers seminar explores the new apprentices regime starting in April. Read more

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Meet the Team

Louise Brenlund | Associate

T: 01622 776405 | Email Louise

Abigail Brightwell | Associate

T: 01622 655281 | Email Abigail

Catherine Daw | Partner

T: 01622 655291 | Email Catherine

Antonio Fletcher | Senior Associate

T: 01622 776516 | Email Antonio

Michelle Perry | HR Director

T: 01622 776455 | Email Michelle

Rachael Russell | Associate

T: 01622 680417 | Email Rachael

Colin Smith | Partner

T: 01622 776451 | Email Colin

Sarah Wimsett | Solicitor

T: 01622 776466 | Email Sarah

Joanna Worby | Managing Partner

T: 01622 680414 | Email Joanna


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Future-Proofing: Brachers role in the growth and success of the Hadlow Group

Brachers was first retained in 1992 to support Hadlow College with effective credit management and equity release to help bolster its finances and footprint in the educational sector. Read more


Government responds to consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system

The government has published its response to the consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system this week. Read more


Workplace Wellbeing leaflet

Develop a thriving workplace to help your business grow. Read more


Employment Knowledge Hub Programme of Events - Spring 2017

Keep on top of the latest employment law changes and developments with our essential interactive seminars, discussion groups, workshops and training sessions for employers and HR professionals. Read more


Draft guidance on managing gender pay reporting

The Government and ACAS have produced draft guidance on managing gender pay reporting, intended to help employers in complying with new gender pay gap reporting obligations under the Equality Act. Read more


Time off work to attend religious festivals – Discrimination or not?

The case in point is Gareddu v London Underground Ltd. Read more

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Key Contact

Catherine Daw


T: 01622 655291

Email Catherine

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What Our Clients Say...

“Not only do Brachers provide sound Employment Law advice in a timely and effective way ensuring the options are clear and understandable, they are friendly and approachable on any subject.”

Magna UK